Friday, August 27, 2010

Carmelita bars

This is a favorite of my kids, it is ooey-gooey and you can top it with cool whip or whipped cream and caramel sauce and make it a dessert of you rarely lasts that long here, though!
I got this recipe from a fellow foodie friend, Nikki, who lives in Houston. This recipe came from a website I scour quite frequently.


1 cup flour
1 cup quick oats
3/4 brown sugar
3/4 cup butter softened
1/2 tsp soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips **I use the mini chocolate chips and only use 1/2-3/4 cup**
1/2 cup nuts(optional)
3/4 cup caramel ice cream topping mixed with 3 Tbsp flour

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake in a prepared 8 x 8 pan. Combine the 1st 6 ingredients to form a crumb mixture and press half on the bottom the pan and save the rest for the topping.. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.

After the mixture has baked 10 minutes, layer the chocolate chips, nuts and caramel mixed with flour over the top, in this order. Then crumble the remaining crumbs and bake 20-25 minutes at 350. Place in refrigerator to completely cool before cutting and serving. Store in air tight container in refrigerator for best results.